We Are Bethel, the free annual neighborhood celebration, is on Saturday, June 6, noon - 5 p.m. at Petersen Barn Community Center, 870 Berntzen Road. Themed as “Drawn Together,” the celebration features a free cartoon and animation mash-up youth art show open to public voting. Hoping to promote arrival by bike, there will be a pre-event bike parade presented by Beyond Toxics and Mountain Rose Herbs that will end at the community center. Bicyclists will be treated to a bike valet and raffle prizes on the hour.
“This year’s ‘Drawn Together’ theme invites Bethel Residents to celebrate their community of heroes through interactive installations, artistic performances, and community conversations,” said Peter Chavannes, senior recreation programmer at Petersen Barn Community Center. “The We Are Bethel Celebration is a moment when we stand together and recognize our collective beauty.”
Entertainment will include performances on two stages throughout the day and many other fun interactive activities like a video game obstacle course, a painting pin ball machine, community booths, an inflatable obstacle course and giant slide, 25 cent carnival games and a fortune teller.
Here is the schedule of events:
12:05 Girlzz Rock
12:25 U.S. Tae Kwon Do
12:45 Meadowview Jazz
1:05 Milk Toast
1:15 Shasta Jazz
1:35 Petersen Barn Dance Program
1:50 Cascade Middle School Choir
2:05 Niños De Bethel
2:30 Beat Crunchers
3:30 WHS Dance Team
The We Are Bethel Celebration is brought to you by the City of Eugene thanks to community organizations and the Bethel School District to build community and showcase the neighborhood.
For more about the pre-event “Love Your West Eugene” bike parade, visit https://www.facebook.com/#!/events/978734722151648/